All babies experience the pain of cutting teeth. They might not know what the cause is, but they know how much better they feel when the pain has gone away. A parent’s touch is magic to a teething baby. And when that touch delivers soothing gel on irritated gums – it’s likely the pain disappears like magic. There’s solid, homeopathic medicine at work, but for your baby – you’re the wizard that makes things feel all better.
Uses: Temporarily relieves symptoms of pain, simple restlessness and wakeful irritability due to cutting teeth. Helps reduce redness and teething discomfort*
Active Ingredients | Purposes:
Calcarea Phosphorica 12X HPUS: teething, dentition
Chamomilla 6X HPUS (Chamomile): irritability
Coffea Cruda 6X HPUS: sleeplessness
Belladonna 6X HPUS (0.0000003% Alkaloids, calculated): redness and teething discomfort
“HPUS” indicates that the active ingredients are in the official Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States.
Inactive ingredients: Citric Acid, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Potassium Sorbate, Purified Water, Sodium Benzoate, Sorbic Acid, Vegetable Glycerine.
Do not use: ▪ more often than directed ▪ for more than 7 days in a row unless directed by doctor or dentist ▪ if your child has a known allergy to any ingredient in this product
Stop use and ask a doctor if: ▪ symptoms do not improve in 7 days ▪ swelling, rash or fever develops ▪ irritation, pain or redness persist or worsen
Keep out of reach of children. In case of accidental overdose, get medical help or contact Poison Control Center immediately.
Questions or comments? (800) 624-9659
Directions ▪ wash hands ▪ cut 1/8” off tip of tube to open ▪ children under 3 years of age: apply 1/4" ribbon to finger and rub carefully onto child's gums every 15 minutes as necessary ▪ please note: if your child has been crying or upset, your child may fall asleep after using this product because the pain has been relieved and your child can rest
Other information ▪ do not use if tub tip is broken or missing. ▪ Hyland’s may also be contacted for emergency information about our products 24 hours a day, 7 days per week at (800) 624-9659
All babies start to teethe at different times and for different durations – unfortunately, there is no set pattern. Teething usually begins around 6 months of age, but it is normal for teething to start at any time between 3 months and 12 months of age. By the time your child is about 3 years old, s/he will have all 20 primary teeth. (http://children.webmd.com/tc/teething-topic-overview)
The symptoms of teething vary from child to child. A teething baby may experience any of the following symptoms: irritability, drooling, chin rash, biting and gnawing, diarrhea, low-grade fever, and wakefulness at night – or none at all. Check with your doctor if you are unsure if your child is showing symptoms of teething.
Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Teething Gel are formulated for babies of all ages – starting with infants. You can safely give your child these medicines at any age.
Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Teething Gel are two different dosage forms that share the same active ingredients. Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets are quick-dissolving tablets that melt instantly in a baby’s mouth upon contact with saliva. Hyland’s Baby Teething Gel is administered directly to the gums for on-the-spot relief of teething pain.
From Dr. Iris Bell, Hyland’s Medical Director: Past research suggests that homeopathic medicines generally have low rates of adverse events in comparison with conventional medications and herbal supplements. However, avoid using Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets if your child is extremely allergic to any ingredient in the product. While Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets can be taken safely with other medications, please note that many other medications may have side effects.
Wash hands before applying. For children of all ages, apply ¼” ribbon of Hyland’s Baby Teething Gel on your finger and carefully rub onto child’s gum every 15 minutes as needed. If symptoms persist for more than seven days or worsen, discontinue use and contact your health care provider.
For acute teething pain, apply Teething Gel every 15 minutes until symptoms decrease.
There is very little risk of overdosing. Hyland’s Baby Teething Gel contains the homeopathic medicine Belladonna, which is used to treat inflammation on the gum. Belladonna is used by conventional medicine in a very different form, in much larger doses, and can have significant side effects, requiring the medicine to be dispensed by prescription. Conventional medicine extracts the “Belladonna alkaloids” from the plant rather than using the whole plant, and uses the alkaloids in doses of 0.5 to 2.0 mg as an antispasmodic. In Hyland’s Teething Gel the pure Belladonna whole plant is diluted by a ration of 1:10, 12 times serially in order to prepare the Teething Gel, so the amount of Belladonna whole plant is very small (less that 1 part per billion). This compares to the 0.000000045 mg Belladonna alkaloid in an entire ½ oz. tube of Teething Gel, which gives it a large margin of safety.
No, neither Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets nor Teething Gel contain Benzocaine, the common ingredient used to numb gums in conventional teething gels. Instead, they contain all-natural homeopathic medicines that work with the body to relieve the symptoms of teething pain in children — without numbing anything.
In April 2011, FDA issued a warning against using Benzocaine teething gels in children under 2, except under the advice and supervision of a healthcare professional. This is because benzocaine teething medications are associated with a rare but serious disease called methemoglobinemia (http://www.fda.gov/ drugs/drugsafety/ucm250024.htm).
Hyland’s Baby Teething Tablets and Teething Gel contain the following active medicines for the relief of the symptoms of teething pain:
These ingredients are all prepared in accordance with the Homeopathic Pharmacopœia of the United States (HPUS). HPUS has been recognized by the FDA since 1938 as the official compendium (or formula book) for homeopathic medicine in the U.S. When homeopathically prepared, active ingredients are diluted to the point that the risk of toxicity is extremely low.
No, Hyland’s Baby Teething Gel is completely lactose-free.
Hyland’s Baby Teething Gel is free of artificial flavors and dyes that may cause allergic reactions in children. However, if you know your child is allergic to an ingredient in the product, you should not use it.
Yes, the manufacturing and marketing of Hyland’s homeopathic medicines are regulated as drugs by the FDA. The FDA has regulated homeopathic medicines since 1938, as required in the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. The production of Hyland’s homeopathic medicines occurs within a validated process, as with any FDA-regulated drug, to ensure an accepted level of consistency in product output.
No, these are not herbs, which use a larger quantity of plant material per dose. Homeopathic medicines use a minute dose of plant or mineral substance to address symptoms. And unlike herbal supplements which are regulated as foods, the FDA accepts homeopathic products as drugs. As drugs, homeopathic products must be manufactured in compliance with the FDA finished pharmaceutical Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) regulations for cleanliness, quality and testing; the FDA regularly inspects manufacturers for compliance. All Hyland’s manufacturing facilities are inspected by the FDA.